Tag Archives: indian gaming regulatory act

Sharp Image v. Shingle Springs Cert Petition

Here is the petition captioned Sharp Image Gaming, Inc. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians: petitionforawritofcertiorari Question presented: Whether a collateral agreement to a management contract for an Indian gaming operation is subject to approval by the National Indian … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Chemehuevi Tribe v. Brown [gaming compact dispute]

Here: Chemehuevi Opening Brief California Answer Brief Reply Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Rejects Casino Opponent Demand to Supplement Administrative Record with Materials on the Legal Status of Trust Land (North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians)

Here are the materials in Club One Casino v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 22 motion to supplement record 25 interior response 26 reply 33 dct order

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Competitor Challenge to North Fork Rancheria Casino Continues

Here are the materials in Club One Casino Inc. v. Dept. of Interior (E.D. Cal.): 1 Complaint 22 Motion to Supplement Administrative Record 25 Response 26 Reply 30 DCT Order

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California Court of Appeals Holds Contract Breach Claim Preempted by IGRA

Here is the opinion in Sharp Image Gaming v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Cal. Ct. App.). An excerpt: We conclude that IGRA preempts state contract actions based on unapproved “management contracts” and “collateral agreements to management contracts” as such agreements are … Continue reading

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Town of Aquinnah v. Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Cert Petition

Here: Town of Aquinnah’s Cert Petition  Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cert Petition Question presented: Whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, a statute of general application, impliedly repealed other federal statutes that specifically subject Indian tribes to state restrictions on gaming, a question that has divided the courts of appeals. Lower … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Holds NIGC Indian Lands Opinion Letters Not Final Agency Action

Here is the opinion in State of Kansas v. Zinke. An excerpt: The question in this case is whether a legal opinion letter issued by the Acting General Counsel of the National Indian Gaming Commission (“NIGC”) regarding the eligibility of Indian lands … Continue reading

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California Prevails in Gaming Compact Dispute with Chemeheuvi Tribe

Here are the materials in Chemehuevi Indian Tribe v. Brown (C.D. Cal.): 80-1 State Motion 81-1 Tribe Motion 82 State Opposition 83 Tribe Opposition 85 Tribe Reply 87 State Reply 92 DCT Order

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Jamul Action Committee Appeal

Here are the briefs (so far) in Jamul Action Committee v. [Chaudhuri]: Jamul Action Committee Opening Brief Lower court materials here.  

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D.C. Circuit Briefs in Challenge to North Fork Rancheria Trust Acquisition

Here are the materials in Stand Up for California! v. Dept. of Interior: Picayune Rancheria Opening Brief Stand Up Opening Brief Federal Brief North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians Brief Picayune Reply Stand Up Reply Lower court materials here.

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